Bunker Hill Monument, Boston

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Set in Boston's National Historical Park, Bunker Hill Monument commemorates the first major conflict in the American Revolutionary War. Though popularly known as the Battle of Bunker Hill, most of the fighting of June 17, 1775, took place on Breed's Hill, where the monument stands today. You can climb 294 steps to the top of the 67 m (221 ft) granite obelisk to discover far-reaching views of the city. An adjacent lodge with exhibits explains more about the historic battle and houses a statue of Dr. Joseph Warren, a major-general who died during the battle's final assault. Using our international travel planner, Boston attractions like Bunker Hill Monument can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Site has both a monument and building designated to educate on the Bunker Hill history. We did not take the 290+ stair hike to the top, but it seemed like a good option for most folks. The gift shop i...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    On the way to the freedom trail. Obligatory passage with a beautiful view over the city. 300 steps to climb. Museum in front with toilet and possibility to fill water bottles
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  • August 14, 2017
    Bunker Hill Monument is the last stop on the Freedom Trail and for me it was a top attraction that day. Not only it added one more piece to a history mosaic, but I also had a chance to see Boston from...  more »
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  • May 24, 2017
    293 steps after a day of walk along the brick line (freedom trail)! The high point of the trail. Maybe we should have started the route at this point (we started at Boston common)! The view is nice, but it was difficult to have the time to appreciate, because the area at the top is narrow, and there were a lot of people (in August). Gardens nearby are pleasant and perfect to take a rest after ;-) If you are not in a hurry, you can spend your time in a small museum at the bottom of the monument.
  • June 26, 2017
    A fantastic monument located walking distance from the T. I take my more athletic out-of-town friends here from Lechmere in Cambridge. Great views and great exercise. Don't forget to visit the excellent museum across the street.
  • June 25, 2017
    One of the nicest parks in the city. It's just grass and history. Great place to kick back and contemplate your existance.
  • June 16, 2017
    What's not to love? A thrilling, dramatic story, a historic location, a statue of the unsung patriot Joseph Warren!! Loved it and my group of 5th grade boys say it's the best part of the Freedom Trail!
  • July 5, 2017
    The talk that the park ranger gave was really good. He made the monument come alive.

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